Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rice to Cooperstown

There are no loyalties like childhood loyalties. So my happiness that Jim Rice gained entry to the Hall of Fame surprises even me. Here is one-time Rice antagonist Dan Shaughnessy's take. Shaughnessy became a vocal advocate of Rice's entry into Cooperstown. Boston Globe sportswriter Nick Cafardo's story is here. And here, from a poster at Sons of Sam Horn, is a nice gathering of other articles on Rice's election. When I was a kid I was sure I would succeed Jim Rice as the leftfielder for the Boston Red Sox. In my mind he was a God. Now he is set to be enshrined in baseball's Valhalla.

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